A well-known Chattanooga potter passed away earlier this year. Now, ten months after Talle Johnson’s sudden, unexpected death, a group of his former students are keeping his legacy alive, and keeping his studio going.
Talle Johnson was a pottery teacher, a professional artist, and a studio owner. His obituary describes him as one of the South’s exceptional potters, who won numerous design awards.
Five of his students have purchased the equipment, rented the space, and set up a limited liability corporation to keep Johnson’s place in business. Marian Heintz is the LLC President. Jaime Lacey is the Vice President. I spoke to them recently, and we talked about what was so remarkable about Talle Johnson’s pottery, and how his former students are keeping his legacy alive.
The Chattanooga Pottery Studio has an event coming up:
You’re invited to a Kiln Opening
On Saturday, December 11th
From 11am to 5pm
Come buy pottery directly from the kiln, check out our gallery of crafts, enjoy refreshments, and do some holiday shopping.
Additional holiday gallery hours:
10-6 on Thursday 12/16 & Friday 12/17
and 10-5 on Saturday 12/18
Chattanooga Pottery, LLC is located at:
612 Chattanooga Valley Rd
Flintstone, GA 30725
(just south of St. Elmo)